Different women, different points of view (to put it lightly).
Guest host Candace Cameron Bure and Raven-Symoné went head to head on Tuesday's episode of The View, where the ladies engaged in a heated debate over whether a bakery in Oregon had the right to refuse to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. Host Whoopi Goldberg revealed that the owners of the bakery were asked to pay the couple $135,000.
"The Oregon law bars businesses from discriminating against sexual orientation, race, disability, age or religion," Symone argued, "and to me, it's the same exact thing that they did back in the day saying that black people couldn't do certain things because it's my 'religious belief.'"
"No," Cameron Bure interjected, holding up her hand to seemingly brush away Symoné's remarks. "I think you are comparing apples to oranges here. I don't think this is discrimination at all, this is about freedom of association, it's about constitutional rights, it's about First Amendment rights. We do still have the right to choose who we associate with—but they did not refuse to bake cakes."
Symoné, 29, who previously told Oprah Winfrey that she was in a relationship with a woman, immediately interjected and stated "I refuse to associate myself with you right now."
"It's in the constitution," the former DWTS contestant and outspoken conservative continued. "They didn't refuse to bake the cake because of their sexual orientation, they baked a cake for them previously. They had a problem with the actual ceremony because that, the ceremony, is what conflicted with their religious beliefs."
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Goldberg then chimed in by asking, "But were they invited to the wedding?"
"No," Cameron Bure replied, "But it was to provide a service."
The debate then got even more heated as Symoné tried to clarify Cameron's point of view. "For me, what I'm understanding you're saying is that their religious belief says that two people of the same sex cannot be in a relationship. Is that what they're basing it on?"
"They're saying that they stand for marriage between a man and a woman," Kirk Cameron's sister explained.
"OK, well, sexual orientation also goes hand in hand with marriage in that situation," the former Disney channel star argued. "If it was a man and a woman and one was black and one was white and they discriminated against, we could also go back into the constitution, which has had many amendments, saying they should be able to take care of this family as well."